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Deal Of the Month
70cl / 50.7%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
£425.00 Inc. VAT
(£354.17 Ex. VAT)

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September '07 29th Saturday
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
This is the seventh release in Bruichladdich's very popular 'Links' series. Matured initially for 14 years in bourbon casks before being transferred to wine casks from Chateau Haut-Brion, no less, for extra complexity.
Out of Stock
70cl / 43%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Replacing the 10 year-old as the main expression of the Lowland style in the Classic Malts range, this Glenkinchie 12yo is a bit fuller and more complex.

World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Lowland Single Malt
£35.25 Inc. VAT
(£29.38 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A super-premium entry in Glenlivet's range, this has been finished for a couple of years in Oloroso casks - so an extra depth of flavour and silky sweetness is the order of the day.

IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Speyside Single Malt
£199.00 Inc. VAT
(£165.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 56.4%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The 7th release of the annual Lagavulin 12 year old as part of Diageo's special releases. Typically peaty and slightly more fiery than the standard 16 year old bottling, Serge Valentin gave this one 89 points over on whiskyfun.com.

Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
£175.00 Inc. VAT
(£145.83 Ex. VAT)
September '07 22nd Saturday
Yes, you can tell when Christmas is on the horizon - lots of lovely new whiskies get released!  This week we have a brand new cask-strength Springbank and this year's Special Releases from Diageo:  plenty to get excited about here with the new annual releases from Brora and Port Ellen, a couple of aged Taliskers and, of course, the new 21 year-old Lagavulin.  This fully sherried old Lagavulin has been eagerly anticipated, and early indications are that it will not disappoint.  We expect this to sell very quickly and because of this we can only allocate one bottle per customer so that everyone has a fair chance of getting one.
70cl / 55.7%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
The 6th bottling of Brora 30yrs from Diageo is another classic 1970s-style Brora, and standards are just as high as ever, with overt citrus and medicine cabinet notes. This is yet another fabulous release from this much-lamented extinct distillery, scoring 93 points from Whiskyfun's Serge Valentin.
£699.00 Inc. VAT
(£582.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 43%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
With all your favourite Lagavulin characteristics, allied to an extra layer of sweetness, this is the most consistently excellent of the highly popular Distiller's Edition series. Winner of a Gold Medal and Best in Class at the IWSC, as well as the 'Best Peated Malt' in the Premium category at the Malt Maniacs Awards 2008.
£225.00 Inc. VAT
(£187.50 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 56.5%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A legendary Lagavulin, originally released in 2007 - and it's to be the last fully sherried release, we're told. Boasting 95 points on Whiskyfun, this has become incredibly sought-after.
£1,200.00 Inc. VAT
(£1,000.00 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 53.8%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
This annual release for Port Ellen from Diageo is another 1979. We sold our allocation of the sixth release in a matter of weeks, so please be quick if you want one of these. As with the Brora, we don't know how many more of these releases there will be..
MAXIMUM 1 BOTTLE PER PERSON!
£1,100.00 Inc. VAT
(£916.67 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A new sherry cask PE to kick off Douglas Laing's swanky new packaging.
Out of Stock
70cl / 58.1%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Talisker super-premium releases from Diageo have been uniformly excellent. This is no disappointment - a bit more sherry influence has made this an absolute cracker. Roars across the palate, then caresses the tastebuds on the finish.
£299.00 Inc. VAT
(£249.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 50.7%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Hats off to Diageo for 2007's Super-Premium releases, the quality of which was superb. Yet even in the stellar company of such delights as the Lagavulin 21 yrs, this stunning Talisker stood out. Extraordinary complexity and fabulous balance.
£425.00 Inc. VAT
(£354.17 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 54.2%
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Matured for eight of its sixteen years in a refill bourbon cask, before being transferred into fresh rum barrels for the second half of its maturation.
£150.00 Inc. VAT
(£125.00 Ex. VAT)
September '07 15th Saturday

 

70cl / 55.5%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A vintage single cask 'richly peated' Benriach bottled at cask strength. Cask type is listed as Port Pipe, but it's not clear if that is a finish or full-term maturation. Amazing colour on this. Some of these old Benriachs have beautiful exotic fruit characters alongside the peat.
Out of Stock
70cl / 54.2%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A vintage single cask 'richly peated' Benriach bottled at cask strength. Cask type is listed as Port Hogshead, but it's not clear if that is a finish or full-term maturation. Very promising colour on this. Some of these old Benriachs have beautiful exotic fruit characters alongside the peat.
Out of Stock
70cl / 43.7%
Single Grain Whisky
An ancient grain from William Grant's Girvan distillery bottled by Clan Denny / Hunter Hamilton.
Out of Stock
70cl / 45%
Single Grain Whisky
Scott's Selection
An extremely venerable old single grain from the North of Scotland distillery, which was closed in 1980 and demolished by 1993. Scott's Selection have bottled a few of these and they have all been excellent.
Out of Stock
September '07 14th Friday

The Lost Distilleries of Scotland

We often get asked "What should we collect?" and we often answer "How about the lost distilleries of Scotland?”

There are a host of silent, dismantled or demolished distilleries that have shut down in the last twenty-five years or so.  But in many cases, bottlings are still available – for now.  We’ve decided to feature these lost malts  - and grains -  so we’ve put a new section on the site where you can see and learn more about these ‘ghosts’. Over the next few weeks we’ll be adding more information on each of the distilleries.

You can visit the new section by clicking on the banner at the bottom of our home page or click here.

70cl / 50%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A rum-finished Ardbeg from Douglas Laing - yummy! All of these have been fantastic whiskies.
Out of Stock
70cl / 50%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
A tasty Glencadam with a nose to die for. If you haven't tasted a malt from this distillery, this would be a great place to start.
Out of Stock
70cl / 40.5%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing
Medium-bodied, yet intense and full-flavoured from forty-five years in what must have been a phenomenal sherry cask. A corker, and almost embarassingly under-priced for a malt of this quality.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Alchemist
A pale Auchentoshan from Alchemist bottled at a higher-than-normal 46%.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Alchemist
The Alchemist himself, Gordon Wright, was part of the team that took over Bruichladdich in 2001, so by rights this should be a humdinger.
Out of Stock
September '07 11th Tuesday
70cl / 46%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
In these heady days of myriad new releases and silly Latin names it's easy to forget the sorry state BenRiach was in for the last few years of Seagram's stewardship, with the only available bottling being the execrable old 10 year-old. The turnaround in this distillery's fortunes has been remarkably swift: full marks to the new owners.
£34.95 Inc. VAT
(£29.13 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 45%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
Another release in the Secret Stills series from G & M. This one is a Bowmore and is made up of four sherry casks. Should be a winner.
Out of Stock
70cl / 40%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Selected from 'very old oak casks', this new Cardhu Special Cask Reserve is richer and sweeter than the hugely popular 12 year old and has proved very successful since its release.
£50.95 Inc. VAT
(£42.46 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 40%
Blended Scotch Whisky
A new expression for this consistently great blend from J. & A. Mitchell, makers of Springbank. Probably not quite in the same league as the terrific 21 yrs or the legendary 25 yrs, but bound to be a hugely enjoyable dram in its own right nonetheless.
Out of Stock
70cl / 40%
Blended Scotch Whisky
A new signature blend from the Mitchell clan, owners of Springbank. Worth a look as it is based on Glengyle, which became the first distillery to open in Campbeltown for more than 125 years when it was re-established in 2000.
Out of Stock
September '07 1st Saturday
70cl / 43.5%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
Wow - a fifty-year-old Mortlach from first-fill sherry butts! Mortlach is a quality distillery, and the G&M Private Collections have been very well-received so far, so this is likely to be very good. MAXIMUM ONE PER CUSTOMER
£475.00 Inc. VAT
(£395.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 51%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Independent Bottler
Another Port Ellen from small independent bottlers Old Bothwell. The sherry cask PE they did last year was well received, so high hopes for this one.
Out of Stock
70cl / 46%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Jean Boyer
A refill sherry PE from French independent bottler Jean Boyer. This is from a single cask bottled for JB's modestly-titled 'Best Casks of Scotland' series.
Out of Stock
70cl / 55%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Jean Boyer
A refill sherry PE from French independent bottler Jean Boyer. This is from a single cask bottled at cask strength for JB's modestly-titled 'Best Casks of Scotland' series.
£499.00 Inc. VAT
(£415.83 Ex. VAT)
70cl / 46%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Jean Boyer
A new Talisker 1992 from France's Jean Boyer, released as part of his 'One Shot' series.
Out of Stock
70cl / 45%
Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
Another 'secret' release from a distillery on Skye, ho-hum, who on earth could that be?! Glorious colour from 21 years in first fill sherry butts - if you want one of these you'll need to be quick as it's unlikely to be hanging around.
£129.00 Inc. VAT
(£107.50 Ex. VAT)


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